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After the eating and drinking, the sporting?
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:42

After the eating and drinking, the sporting?

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Mark Perryman provides a selection of 2017 sporting reads for the post-festive recovery period. There’s nothing like Christmas to put on an inch or two where we don’t want to. Sitting in front of the TV for hours and days on end doesn’t help much either. For many, a New Year’s…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:30

'That's Capitalism!' Football, Fighting and Fashion

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Martin Cloake interviews Phil Thornton, author of Casuals: Football, Fighting and Fashion - The Story of a Terrace Cult. Phil Thornton’s book Casuals is an insightful cult classic. Easily lost in the midst of waves of football counterculture tales – and fairy tales – that clogged up the sports section…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:51

Football's culture wars

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The recent exposure of greed and possible corruption at the highest levels of English football raise questions about the way sport in Britain, under tremendously strong and well-financed commercial pressures, is changing. In the first of a series of articles, Martin Cloake provides an introduction to football's 'culture wars', linking…
Taking our ball back: English football's culture wars
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:32

Taking our ball back: English football's culture wars

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The recent exposure of greed and possible corruption at the highest levels of English football raise questions about the way sport in Britain, under tremendously strong and well-financed commercial pressures, is changing. In the first of a series of articles, Martin Cloake provides an introduction to some of the issues…
When Pep Met Jose: From Northern Powerhouse to Northern Bauhaus
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:27

When Pep Met Jose: From Northern Powerhouse to Northern Bauhaus

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Professor Steve Redhead discusses the rivalry between Pep and Jose, the absurdities of the English Premier League, the popular culture of Manchester, Northern Powerhouse - and communist football. Manchester is ‘buzzin’, as the locals would say. With the arrival this summer of the two best coaches in modern world football…
Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 14:32

Hillsborough and the policing of working class sport

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Professor Michael Lavalette argues that the police treament of working class fans at Hillsborough, and the subsequent extensive cover ups, were typical of the way working class communities - particularly young people, black and Asian people, and striking workers at Warrington, Wapping and Orgreave - were policed in order to…